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Rhett Renoud
  • Male
  • Ramah, NM
  • United States
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  • Dorian Folie
  • Ivy Bullard
  • Samuel Lopez
  • Raymond Espinoza
  • Carl Smith
  • Jerry Anderson
  • chantal

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Rhett Renoud's Discussions

Honey Extractor
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Hand Crank, All Stainless Steel with Stainless Stand, 1.5” gate, 18” diameter, 24” tall.  It holds 6 shallows and 3 deeps.  It has only been used twice!  It comes with a few tubes of food grade…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Rhett Renoud Mar 20, 2015.

How much money can you make before needing a tax I.D. and reporting to the IRS?
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My research has shown different figures.  Perhaps the need for a TAX I.D. depends on the state that you live in?  I found that if the beekeeper is going to make more than $2,000 per year, then we…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Mark Hamilton Aug 1, 2014.

Where to order bees?
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There’s a group of us in Ramah who are wanting to order bees.  Does anyone sell Nucs?  How about package bees?  Do you know anyone who may have bees for sale this late in the game?  We live at 7,000…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Rhett Renoud Mar 7, 2011.

Does anyone have bees for sale?

We just moved back to New Mexico (Zuni Mountains, 7,000 feet) and would like to start a few hives again.  I know this is late in the year, but I thought I’d ask…Continue

Started Jul 8, 2010

 

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Rhett Renoud commented on Jefferson's group warre hive users
"You're welcome, I'm glad that I can help!  I'm sure everyone has their own unique method for application.  Do what works best for you.  I started out by using a cheap brush.  Beeswax isn't the…"
May 3
Rhett Renoud commented on Jefferson's group warre hive users
"I'm not Sam, but I can answer your question.  It's best to apply some wax to them.  It encourages the bees to build straight comb. "
May 3
Rhett Renoud commented on Jefferson's group warre hive users
"Free Bees!  I'm jealous!  Wow, our bees don't start swarming here for another month.  Thanks for the update!  How large would you guess the entrance is on the wall?     "
Apr 9
Rhett Renoud commented on Jefferson's group warre hive users
"Gavin, we sell packaged bees, nucs, queens, hive stands, and hive components.  I don't advertise because it's hard enough to keep up on "word of mouth" orders.  Feel free to take a look at our…"
Mar 30
Rhett Renoud commented on Jefferson's group warre hive users
"Gavin, the last time I spoke to Chris (owner of Sweet Valley Hives) was just a few months ago.  For a while, he had someone making his products for him, but I don’t think it worked out.  Chris has pretty high standards when it comes…"
Mar 30
Rhett Renoud commented on Jefferson's group warre hive users
"    Gavin, are you sure you don't want to cut a hole in the wall and install a viewing window?  LOL.  Cedar doesn't have to be painted.  In essence, pine doesn't have to be painted either.  Cedar vs…"
Mar 30
Rhett Renoud commented on Jefferson's group warre hive users
"Jeremy, are you using screened bottom boards?  For the most part, as long you have good ventilation, overheating will not be a problem in a Warre.  Having a nearby water source is, however, paramount.  This helps reduce the…"
Mar 29
Rhett Renoud commented on Jefferson's group warre hive users
"We are currently using 3 Warre hives.  I'm located in Ramah, NM, but I can attempt to answer your questions in this group chat.     "
Mar 27
Rhett Renoud commented on Randy Elliott's group Foundationless Langstroth Hives
"Chris, I like it!  Good job!  I like this idea because it prevents yellow jackets and other robber bees from entering easily into the hive.  Keep up the good work.  Let us know how it works and what revisions you decide to…"
Oct 2, 2016
Rhett Renoud commented on Jefferson's group warre hive users
" Yup, that's what I want.  Does Jefferson build those himself?  I like the frames you have pictured, they are designed to accommodate for proper frame spacing.  There wouldn't be a need for a castellation if the…"
Aug 2, 2016
Rhett Renoud commented on Jefferson's group warre hive users
"Jefferson, I want to know what your frames look like.  Are you using a top bar only, or do you have sides on yours?  I'm considering building a four sided frame so that pulling a frame from a Warre and transferring it to another…"
Aug 1, 2016
Rhett Renoud commented on Jefferson's group warre hive users
"Hi, Lynne.  Welcome to the Warre group.  I would be more than happy to share my knowledge and experience with the Warre.  The only problem is that we are so far away.  If you ever want to make a gorgeous drive to Ramah, we would…"
May 5, 2016
Leah Atkinson left a comment for Rhett Renoud
"Rhett, I'm sending you an email about nuc order. I'm new to the NMBKA Certified Beekeepers Program."
Apr 29, 2016
Rhett Renoud replied to Ivy Bullard's discussion Awesome Site in the group Topbar hive users.
"Yes, I will be going to Colorado to pick up nucs in two weeks!  I will send you a private message regarding the details. "
Apr 28, 2016
Rhett Renoud replied to Ivy Bullard's discussion Awesome Site in the group Topbar hive users.
"Yes, I went to Colorado and picked up a few more hives.  From here on out, I will be bringing in packages of bees and nucs for sale.  As of right now, we don't have much blooming in the mountains.  The hives that we have in…"
Apr 27, 2016
Rhett Renoud replied to Ivy Bullard's discussion Awesome Site in the group Topbar hive users.
"Thanks, Ivy!  I hope to see you soon!"
Apr 27, 2016

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About me:
We are located in the Zuni Mountains at 7,000 feet and specialize in holistic hive management and the production of raw comb and liquid honey. We are using a combination of 8 frame Langstroth, 10 frame Langstroth, and Warre hives; all in which contain foundation and foundationless frames.
I use the following type of bee hives:
Top bar, Langstroth
My bee hives are primarily located here (ZIP code):
87321
How best to reach me (Public email or phone)
rhett_mountainman@hotmail.com

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At 9:35pm on April 29, 2016, Leah Atkinson said…
Rhett, I'm sending you an email about nuc order. I'm new to the NMBKA Certified Beekeepers Program.
At 5:09pm on July 9, 2010, chantal said…
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